Webinars (CE Eligible)
Nutricia North America is pleased to provide a variety of clinically-oriented educational lectures.
These Nutricia sponsored presentations are intended for healthcare professionals.
In this section, you will find the name and description of all the recorded lectures available. Each of the following presentations is approximately 60 minutes long and is available for viewing at no cost. In addition, viewers can receive a certificate of attendance and most lectures are eligible for continuing education credit for dietitians and nurses. In order for the recorded lecture to be considered for continuing education for dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the recording must be viewed within 3 years of the date of the live presentation.
Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Role of the Infant Intestinal Microbiota in Health and Allergic Disease
Please join Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, FASPEN for an educational presentation on probiotics, prebiotics and the role of the infant intestinal microbiota in health and allergic disease. Dr. Tappenden is Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of lllinois at Chicago and the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Presentation objectives:
- Discuss development of the intestinal microbiota in early life.
- Explain dysbiosis in the early life intestinal microbiota and allergic diseases.
- Understand the role of specific probiotics and prebiotics in pediatric nutrition.
- Explore emerging evidence in the management of cow milk allergy.
Build Your Toolbox: Implementing New Guidance from the AAAAI Workgroup Report on the Nutritional Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Please join speakers, Marion Groetch, MS, RDN Director of Nutrition Services, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Raquel Durban, MS, RD, CSP, LD/N Food Allergy Institute of Charlotte Asthma & Allergy Specialists North Carolina for an informational webinar. Learning Objectives:
- Explore new guidance on the dietary and nutrition management of eosinophilic esophagitis with two of the authors of the recent American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Committee, Workgroup Report.
- Define eosinophilic esophagitis and the clinical presentations that may impact nutritional status.
- Address potential obstacles, challenges and nutritional risks of an elimination diet for the management of eosinophilic esophagitis.
- Describe how physicians, dietitians and other allied health professionals can utilize the tools in the work group report to plan and implement an elimination diet.
Chylothorax and other Lymphatic Flow Disorders: Etiology and Management in Pediatrics
Join us for a 1 hour educational Webinar with Melanie Savoca, MS, RD, CNSC, LDN discussing the origin and management of chylothorax and other lymphatic flow disorders where specialized medical nutrition therapies are required. Melanie Savoca has been a dietitian at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for 10 years. She works with patients in the cardiac intensive care unit and the Frontier Lymphatic Program. She specializes in medical nutrition management of patients with congenital heart disease, surgical patients, heart failure and transplants, and patients with complex lymphatic disorders. She has also completed a course in quality improvement. Melanie co-leads a multidisciplinary cardiac quality improvement committee that has developed a pathway to standardize the delivery of nutrition for pre-operative and post-operative neonates undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. She received her undergraduate degree in nutrition at The Pennsylvania State University, and completed her Master of Science and Dietetic Internship program at The University of Florida. Webinar Objectives:
- Understand the function, anatomy and disorders of the lymphatic system
- Describe the adverse consequences of lymphatic flow disorders
- Define the medical nutrition management of lymphatic flow disorders
- Discuss a case report and relate learning to one’s own practice
*This event is eligible for one (1) CEU credit. To obtain the code for your certificate of attendance, please fill out this brief survey; then obtain your certificate on NLC.
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Introducing New Neocate® Splash, the First and Only Range of Nutritionally Complete Ready-to-Feed Amino Acid-Based Formulas
Please join speakers Carol Henderson, PhD, RD and Alison Cassin, MS, RD, CSP, LD for an informative webinar introducing the new, nutritionally complete Neocate Splash range. Webinar Objectives:
- Discover the nutrient composition of Neocate Splash and compare it to Neocate® E028 Splash and Neocate® Junior
- Explore the practical use of Neocate Splash and become familiar with the tools available to support patients on the product
- Discuss the main clinical outcomes of recent publications with Neocate Splash in EoE
The Changing Face of Pediatric Allergy Management: Probiotics, Prebiotics and the Microbiome
A growing body of evidence highlights the importance of the gut microbiota in early life. Please join Drs. Benjamin Gold and Adam Fox to further explore this topic and the changing face of pediatric allergy management. In this presentation, Dr. Benjamin Gold sets the scene with an overview of probiotics, prebiotics and recent advances in our knowledge of the infant intestinal microbiome in health and disease. This is followed by a presentation by Dr. Adam Fox on the changing face of pediatric allergy management. He also presents new evidence in the management of infants with cow milk allergy. Learning Objectives:
- To discuss the infant intestinal microbiome in health and disease
- To understand the role of specific probiotics and prebiotics in pediatric allergy management
- To explore the changing face of pediatric allergy management
- To describe new evidence for the management of infants with cow milk allergy and the clinical relevance of this
Management Strategies for the Newly Diagnosed Patient with Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Diet, Medications, or Both?
Please join Dr. Jonathan Markowitz, Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, SC for a free, 1-hour educational webinar on "Management Strategies for the Newly Diagnosed Patient with Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Diet, Medications, or Both?" Dr. Markowitz is a pediatric gastroenterologist who practices in the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Children's Hospital, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center and specializes in caring for children and teens diagnosed with EoE. He will be sharing his expertise and experiences regarding the development of EoE management plans in newly diagnosed patients. Webinar Objectives:
- Understand the importance of using the current diagnostic criteria for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
- Acquire practical tips on how to inform patients/caregivers about 3 fundamental management options: dietary elimination, pharmaceuticals or combination of diet and pharmaceuticals.
- Recognize the role of amino acid-based formula these patients.
- Explore the development of an EoE management plan.
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Introducing the First Hypoallergenic Formula with Pre- and Probiotics
Join speakers from Nutricia’s Medical and Scientific Affairs, Jane Langford, PhD and Rob McCandlish, RDN for an informative webinar on the next generation of amino acid-based formulas, Neocate® Syneo™ Infant. Attend this educational webinar to learn about the first and only hypoallergenic formula with prebiotics and probiotics: Neocate Syneo Infant. In this webinar, you will also review the extensive clinical trials platform behind this exciting innovation, as well as practical information and available tools for this new formula.
- To review medical and scientific rationale for the addition of prebiotics and probiotics to hypoallergenic infant formula
- To share the main results of the 3 clinical trials behind Neocate Syneo Infant
- To discuss the unique blend of prebiotics and probiotics in Neocate Syneo Infant
- To review the practical use of Neocate Syneo Infant and tools available to support patients on the product
The Role of Nutrition in Optimum Gastrointestinal Health
Please join Kelly A. Tappenden, PhD, RD, FASPEN for an educational presentation on the Role of Nutrition in Optimum Gastrointestinal Health. Her talk covers advances in the knowledge of the infant intestinal microbiome in health and disease. This was part of a Satellite Symposium, Emerging Evidence: The Role of the Intestinal Microbiome in the Management of Pediatric Allergy, held at WCPGHAN on October 7th, 2016. Dr Tappenden is the Kraft Foods Human Nutrition Endowed Professor, Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Presentation objectives:
- Discuss the development of the human gastrointestinal tract
- Explain the optimal nutrition provided by human milk
- Define pre- and probiotics
- Understand the impact of pre- and probiotics on intestinal health
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The Role of Gut Microbiota in Allergic Disease
A growing body of evidence highlights the importance of the gut microbiota in early life. Research shows that infants with cow milk allergy may have a gut dysbiosis. Please join speaker, Christina West, MD, PhD for a 1-hour educational webinar to explore the role of specific pre- and probiotics in addressing this gut dysbiosis.
- To explore the role of the infant gut microbiota in health and allergic disease
- To explain dysbiosis in the allergic infant & the clinical relevance of it
- To discuss the role of specific pre- and probiotics in addressing dysbiosis
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Synbiotics & Their Effect on Gut Microbiota Diversity
The gut microbiota is an area of growing interest and clinical research. The gut microbiota is receiving increasing attention related to its relationship with immune disorders, including allergic conditions. Please join Louise Michaelis, BSc (Hons), MB ChB (Edin), MSc, MRCPCH Consultant and Associate lecturer in Paediatric Immunology and Allergy, The Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle, UK as she discusses the gut microbiota and its role in allergic disease.
- Demonstrate that children may present with multi-system allergic disease
- Show altered mechanisms of development of sensitization and tolerance
- Discuss clinical research investigating synbiotics in allergic conditions
- Share a case study demonstrating co-occurrence of gastrointestinal and allergic symptoms
Breast Feeding & Beyond: Best Practices for Feeding an Infant with Cow Milk Allergy
Cow milk allergy is one of the most confirmed food protein allergies in early childhood. Dietary management is vital in managing this condition. Please join Keli Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, for a free CPE-approved webinar to discuss the role of breast milk, maternal diet and specialized pediatric formulas. in the management of cow milk allergy.
Webinar Learning Objectives:
- Understand the role of human milk in infants with cow milk allergy
- Discuss role of maternal diet when managing cow milk allergy
- Distinguish differences in composition and categorization of specialized pediatric formulas
- Understand the proper use of specialized pediatric formulas based on currently available evidence
Efficacy of Amino Acid-Based Diet on Histologic Remission & Restoring Esophageal Mucosal Integrity in Adult EoE Patients
Join Marijn Warners, MD, PhD-fellow, for a free educational webinar to discuss her new research on the effectiveness of an elemental diet in the management of adult patients with EoE. Dietary treatment with elimination of disease triggering allergens is an effective treatment option since it could provide a long-term and drug-free solution. Elemental amino acid-based diets are highly effective in children, and this new research supports its use in successfully managing adult patients with EoE.
- Evaluate the effect of an amino acid-based formula diet on eosinophilic inflammation, endoscopic signs and symptoms of adult EoE patients
- Describe the contribution of abnormal esophageal barrier function in the pathophysiology of EoE
- Explain the role of an amino acid-based formula diet in restoring esophageal mucosal integrity and induces histologic remission in adult EoE patients
- Explore the role of an impaired small intestinal mucosal integrity in the pathophysiology of EoE
Dr. Warners will soon complete her PhD-fellowship in the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her current research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of esophagel mucosal integrity in eosinophilic esophagitis, the effect of dietary treatment in EoE and the validation of different outpoints used in clinical trails in EoE.
Dr. Warners received her Bachelor of Medical Sciences at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands-one of the top universities in Europe. She completed a Reserach internship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology in 2013 where she embarked on EoE-related research. Dr. Warners completed two consecutive internships in surgery and urology at The University Medical Center Groningen and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Willestad, Curacao prior to receiving her Masters of Medical Sciences at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
*This webinar is eligible for one (1) CEU credit.
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Setting the Table: Initial Steps Towards Achieving Adequate Nutritional Intake in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Gastrointestinal Issues (GI)/Food Allergies
Feeding problems are common in children with ASD and can result from a variety of reasons (e.g., oral motor, behavioral, sensory processing, and/or medical issues). In addition, they may present in a variety of ways – often disrupting eating and mealtimes.
Please join Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, CLE, EMPOWER Project Coordinator Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Karla Ausderau, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Department of Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy Program for an educational webinar on how to manage frequent feeding challenges, especially those related to GI issues and/or food allergies.
- Define ASD diagnostic characteristics and how these relate to the mechanics of eating
- Identify the most common disrupted eating patterns in children with ASD
- Discuss prevalent underlying medical problems such as gastrointestinal issues and food allergies that may contribute to disrupted eating patterns in children with ASD
- Identify strategies to support mealtime and foster adequate nutritional intake and growth in children with ASD and gastrointestinal issues/food allergies
*This webinar is eligible for one (1) CEU credit. Download webinar handouts
Nuts and Bolts of Dietary Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis from Pediatrics to Adults
Dietary management of EoE has been shown to be an effective option for children and is gaining great acceptance for adults. Join Alexia Beauregard, MD, RD, CSP, LD for a free webinar.
- To gain a general understanding of EoE
- To learn about the different types of elimination diets
- To become familiar with feeding issues that may develop as a result of EoE
- To be able to provide patients and families with survival skills to help them be successful with their elimination diet
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Recognizing Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) and the Important Role of Dietary Management
There is a general lack of awareness about FPIES, which has led to this condition being frequently misdiagnosed. Learn how to identify and successfully manage the pediatric patient with FPIES by joining this collaborative educational webinar presented by two experts, Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc, FAAP (Allergist) and Marion Groetch MS RDN (Registered Dietitian). This is an ideal educational opportunity for those looking to enhance their knowledge and skills on FPIES management. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants should be able to:
- Understand approaches to the diagnosis and medical management of the pediatric patient with FPIES
- Recognize the symptoms of FPIES and describe the most common food triggers
- Discuss the role of dietary management of the pediatric patient with FPIES
Transitioning Care from Teens into Adulthood: The Role of Nutrition Management in Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Join Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves and Bethany Doerfler for a Nutricia Learning Center educational webinar focused on transitioning teens with EoE from pediatric to adult care. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants should be able to:
- Describe the clinical features of EoE across the age spectrum and discuss the evidence for dietary management approaches
- Understand unique nutritional and QoL concerns of teens & adults and logistics for dietary management implementation
- Explore transition of care in EoE from teens to adulthood
Short Bowel Syndrome: An Update on Nutrition Intervention
Please join Dr. Valeria C. Cohran, MD, Medical Director Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation, Attending Physician, Gastroenterology, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL for an educational webinar focused on dietary management of short bowel syndrome.
- Describe the nutritional deficiencies a pediatric patient with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) faces
- Understand the role enteral nutrition plays in the intestinal rehabilitation process
- Discuss the ways diet modifications can reduce the complications of long-term TPN
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Recognition and Management of Gastrointestinal (GI) and Nutritional Issues in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Please join speaker Dr. Timothy Buie, Director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Lurie Center for Autism; Massachusetts General Hospital for Children and Harvard Medical School for a free one hour presentation on the recognition and management of GI and nutritional issues in children with ASD.
- Recognize the prevalence of GI issues in children with ASD and how these issues may be identified.
- Describe the most commonly occurring GI symptoms and potential nutritional deficits in children with ASD.
- Discuss assessment needs and management strategies for children with ASD and GI and/or nutrition issues.
- Identify 2 ways in which amino acid-based formula/semi-solid food may be indicated for children with ASD with GI and/or nutrition issues.
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Dietary Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis: When, Which Approach, and Why?
Please join speakers Dr. Amir Kagalwalla, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Attending Gastroenterologist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Sally Schwartz, RD, CSP, LDN, Senior Clinical Nutritionist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for a free one hour presentation on the dietary management of eosinophilic esophagitis.
- Define and describe the prevalence and clinical spectrum of eosinophilic esophagitis
- Describe the different dietary approaches to managing eosinophilic esophagitis
- Understand the principles underlying elimination diets and the importance of avoiding cross-contamination
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Managing Milk Allergy in a Pediatric Population
Please join speakers, Dr J. Andrew Bird, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Director, Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center and April Clark, RD, CSP, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Food Allergy Center at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
- Recognize the varying disease processes that fall under the diagnosis of cow milk allergy
- Appreciate nutritional risks associated with cow milk allergy
- Understand the role of nutrition management in the care of a child with cow milk allergy
Advances in the Clinical Management of Infants and Children with Gastrointestinal Allergy
Please join speakers Dr Kate Grimshaw, PhD, RD, Research Fellow/Dietitian, Southhampton University and Dr Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc, FAAP, Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Michigan Food Allergy Center and Medical School.
- Describe symptoms, prevalence and the most causative foods associated with gastrointestinal food allergy
- Explore nutrition management strategies
- Understand different aspects of an elimination diet including avoidance of causative foods, symptom management and nutritional adequacy
Nutritional Management of the Patient with Short Bowel Syndrome
Please join Dr. Valeria C Cohran, Medical Director, Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplantation and Attending Physician, Gastroenterology, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL for a free one hour presentation on Nutritional Management of the Patient with Short Bowel Syndrome.
- Review the nutritional management of patients with short bowel syndrome.
- Learn about the possible nutritional deficiencies of an infant with short bowel syndrome.
- Review the role enteral nutrition plays in the intestinal adaptation.
Compromised Gut Health in the Neonate and the Role of Nutrition Management
Please join Dr. Jae Kim, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego with dual appointments in the Divisions of Neonatology and Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition for a free one hour presentation Compromised Gut Health in the Neonate and the Role of Nutrition Management.
- Identify GI conditions that typically lead to compromised gut health in the neonate such as necrotizing enterocolitis and short bowel syndrome
- Recognize key indicators of feeding success or intolerance, including manifestations of food allergies
- Incorporate various nutritional strategies to help manage compromised gut health in the newborn
Navigating Private Insurance Reimbursement for Amino Acid-Based Formulas in Minnesota
Please join presenter Pamela Samuels, Reimbursement Manager at Nutricia North America, who has over 10 years experience in healthcare billing and reimbursement.
*This webinar is not CE eligible
This webinar will cover:
- History of the current insurance agreement in place in the state of Minnesota
- Pertinent ICD-9 codes relevant to the conditions outlined in the agreement
- Supporting the diagnoses with your medical documentation
Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome
Please join Dr. Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy & Immunology in New York, NY for a free one hour presentation on Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome.
This webinar will cover:
- Recognize manifestations of chronic and acute FPIES and identify the most common food triggers
- Describe diagnostic approaches and management of FPIES
- Recognize the natural history of FPIES
Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Food Allergy in Infants & Children
Please join Dr. Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD, Chief, Allergy Section Co-Director, Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a free presentation on Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Food Allergy in Infants & Children. (Length of video: 74 minutes.) This Interactive Video Conference was held at multiple locations in California and New Jersey.
- Identify various types of GI food allergy including Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis, Food Induced Proctitis, Oral Allergy Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis and GI Anaphylaxis
- Explore current treatment options for GI food allergy
- Evaluate when to refer for GI food allergy consultation
Evidence Based Nutritional Management of Cow Milk Allergy
Please join speaker Dr. Matthew Greenhawt, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan in Health Systems and Food Allergy Center in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Ann Arbor, Michigan for a free one hour presentation on Evidence Based Nutritional Management on Cow Milk Allergy.
- Prevalence and history of CMA
- Conditions and symptoms associated with CMA
- Diagnosing and Management of CMA
Nutritional Care for the Failing Pediatric Gut
Please join speakers Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD, Professor of Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Angela M. Haas, MA, CCC-SLP, Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Specialist at The Children's Hospital of Denver for a free one hour presentation on Nutritional Care for the Failing Gut.
- Stimulating intestinal function with prebiotics
- Supporting oral feeding in malabsorptive patients
Feeding Difficulties in Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Identification and Treatment
Please join Angela Haas, MA, CCC-SLP, a Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Specialist at a Children’s Hospital in Aurora, Colorado for a free one hour online presentation on Feeding Difficulties in Children with Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Identification and Treatment.
This webinar will cover:
- Identify specific characteristics of feeding issues in the young child and older child with EoE
- Understand that medical treatment alone may not remediate symptoms of feeding dysfunction in children with EoE
- Recognize criteria for referral to a feeding specialist
Dietary Fiber, Prebiotics and the Intestinal Microbiome – Why should we foster this important ecosystem
Please join Kelly A. Tappenden, Ph.D., R.D., Professor of Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Physiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a free one hour online presentation on prebiotic fibers and how they can help children suffering from bowel dysfunction and food related allergies.
- Define prebiotics and how they are used
- The clinical evidence supporting prebiotics
- The role of prebiotics and gut health
Colic Solved: Understanding Reflux, Allergy and the Care of the Miserable Infant
Please join Dr. Bryan S. Vartabedian, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Author of “Colic Solved” for a one hour online presentation on the latest information on reflux. This webinar will cover:
- Why colic has become an outdated diagnosis
- The seven key signs of acid reflux in a baby
- Myths and misconceptions about the care and treatment of a baby with colic